DescriptionEmpire II: The Art of War is a further update of the classic computer wargame. (See Empire Deluxe.) This version includes more terrains and more sighting and movement rules. A significant change is that land units can take damage in a skirmish instead of simply winning or losing (being destroyed). There are also added rules for unit morale. If a unit's morale gets to low, they retreat, regardless of your orders. Other additions are allowing for reinforcements to appear on certain turns and weather factors.
The scenario editor has been enhanced so that players cannot only create their own maps and scenarios, but their own custom units, including statistics and the graphics. So players can fight prehistoric, historical, fantasy, science fiction, or whatever battles they like.
Part of the Following Group
|Not really an Empire game, but fun in its own right||Windows||Stave (7)|
|Good for wargamers, but it's lost it's charm.||Windows||Lee Seitz (645)|
The Press Says
|Coming Soon Magazine||Windows||Sep 15, 1996||84 out of 100||84|
|High Score||DOS||Apr, 1996||4 out of 5||80|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||DOS||Dec, 1995||80|
|PC Player (Germany)||DOS||Nov, 1995||78 out of 100||78|
|Power Play||DOS||Oct, 1995||77 out of 100||77|
|PC Gamer||DOS||Dec, 1995||63 out of 100||63|
|PC Joker||DOS||Oct, 1995||55 out of 100||55|
|Génération 4||DOS||Nov, 1995||50 out of 100||50|
|Joystick (French)||DOS||Nov, 1995||50 out of 100||50|
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